STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON Former Episcopal priest Ralph Johnson, 84, is led out of the Susquehanna County Courthouse in handcuffs on Thursday. Mr. Johnson was sentenced to serve four and one-half years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage boys more than a decade ago.
An 84-year-old deposed Episcopal priest will spend 4½ years behind bars for sexually assaulting two teenage boys more than a decade ago in his Susquehanna County home.
The sentence delivered Thursday to Ralph Johnson of Gibson Twp. is likely a "death sentence," said his attorney, John Petorak, after the hearing.
In November, Mr. Johnson pleaded guilty in Susquehanna County Court to two felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor. Mr. Johnson will serve two concurrent 4½-to-18-year sentences in a state prison.